Geiserich (3701) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2015 Bottle from SlackerMads during European Swap 2/15, many thanks. Aroma is malty, sweet, roasty. Very fruity nose with blackberries, rum plums, dark chocolate, citrus hops. Black color, brownish head. Flavor is malty, roasty with mainly coffee and cocoa bean notes, dark fruits and berries (plums, cassis) citrus, citrus peel and herbal hops. Well balanced, tasty brew.
Kita (1470) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 0.50l. Pitch black color with medium soapy light brown head and yeast particles floating. Aroma of tropical fruits, dried fruits, mild roasted malt and chocolate with raisins. Taste starts with sweet chocolate and mild roasted malt, follows by fresh grassy notes, mouthfeel is spicy and warming, while finish is bitter. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. Black as hell & heavenly good...
Lowenbrau (2641) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 17-11-2014.
In short: herbal dark bitter ale.
Pours black with nice tan head. Short head retention, some lacing. Strong grassy nose. Medium body, soft to average carbonation, some oily texture. Taste is roasty, moderate to high bitterness, some dry. Quite enjoybale.
probstblueribbon (3300) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. Batch 916, BBD 12/2015.
App.: Deep brown-black with ruby highlights and a nice light mocha head.
Aroma: Quite resinous and dank, pungent citrus, light roasted malt character, a certain nasty (organic acid??) note, roastiness increases over time.
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly high carbonation.
Flav.: Still quite resinous with some light pine notes, deep citrus, roasted malts come through fairly well, a slight burnt hair thing and a bit of that unpleasant/barfy note; dry with fairly big bitterness, some alcohol and a long, mouth-coating finish.
brunomoreno (32) - BRAZIL - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a medium head with good retention. Nice mouthfeel, medium body. Hop aroma with roastness and sweet. Good balance in flavour. Great beer
MidnightOwl (23) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearence: Dense black with beige head.
Aroma: Roasty, citrusy, coffee and full of pine and grassy hops.
Flavour: Coffee, citrus, pine and some herbal hops.
Aftertaste: Sharp bitterness with a citrus kick.
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours pitch black with attractive tan head. Nose shows roasted malts, licorice, pine. Taste is much the same. Nice bitter finish that lingers
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mathieuc (2192) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Parker Pie. Pours a really dark brown, might as well say black, with a small cream-colored head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of green hops, roasted malt and light licorice. Taste is lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Flavors of pine, roasted malt (but no ash) and that’s about it. No harshness whatsoever. Body is on the light side and carbonation moderately high. Overall it was really nice and enjoyable, I’d buy that again!
3fourths (8603) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle-conditioned 500ml. Lightly hazed deep brown with a tall tan head of some retention. American hop impression is grass and resin, grapefruit and lychee. Esters are grape candy / purple drank. Malt is quiet chocolate and char and burnt biscuit with an odd note of sharp tire rubber. Velvety soft medium body, lightly sweet approach drying across the middle and back. It’s pleasantly savory but bitterness overpowers richness, and the drying, salty, bitter finish seems thin. Easy enough to mindlessly drink if you like rudely bitter beer, but I think showing the malt with more clarity would make for a better beer.
zvsn (1033) - ISRAEL - APR 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks kerenmk. Pours brown with a huge beige head. Smell of piney hops and roasted malt. Sweet malty flavors with notes of fruits, roast, caramel and soy, a bit salty, medium bitterness. Medium-bodied, dry aftertaste.